TV Guide 2015-08-22

A quiet week for new shows, our highlights include Just a Minute at the Edinburgh Festival (R4, 9am Mon) and a new run of "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5, from Thu).

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Schedules are accurate at the time of publication; check against EPG for late changes.


Saturday 22 August

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9.30) Stars of Dixi.
  • The Algorithm (TV3, 10.40).
  • Swashbuckle (Cbeebies, 11am and 5pm) Double Trouble.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 1pm) Five episodes.
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 1.35).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 2pm) Six episodes.
  • Celebrity Squares (ITV, 2.35).
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 4.15) SE London.
  • Catchphrase (ITV, 5.15).
  • Pointless Celebrities (BBC1, 5.15) Celebrity experts.


  • The Chase With Celebrities (UTV Ireland, 5.35).
  • Fort Boyard (TV5, 5.39).
  • The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 5.40) Olly and Caroline's top ten.
  • Keep It In the Family (3) (ITV, 7pm) Stars from TOWIE.
  • The Saturday Night Story (ITV, 8pm) Comedy duos and impressionists.
  • 5-Star Family Reunion (BBC1, 8.15).
  • Winning Streak (RTE1, 8.25).
  • Sion a Sian (S4C, 8.30) A repeat of last year's golden anniversary episode and documentary.
  • The Voice India (&TV, 9pm).
  • The Chase (ITV, 11.15; not STV).

Sunday 23 August

  • Ultimate Brain (CBBC, 9.30) Stars of So Awkward!.
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 11am; not Scotland).
  • Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge (CITV, 1pm).
  • The Chase (UTV Ireland, 1.30) Three episodes.
  • Four in a Bed (More4, 2.40) Five episodes. Followed by fives of Come Dine with Me at 5.20.
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 4pm) Repeat from Wednesday.
  • The Xtra Factor (ITV2, 5.10) Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora look at their best bits.


  • Celebrity Tipping Point (TV3, 6.15) Only in Ireland, sadly.
  • King of the Nerds (The Satellite Channel, 7pm).
  • Wordaholics (Radio 4, 7.15) A classic episode.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 8pm) Vegetables in disguise.
  • Famous Family Fortunes (TV3, 8.15) Again, Ireland only.

Weekday Daytimes

  • Come Dine With Me Domestic (C4, 12.05).
  • Bargain Hunt (BBC1, 12.15).
  • Guess This House (ITV, 12.30; also UTV Ireland).
  • Countdown (C4, 2.10; Mo, Tu only) Gyles Brandreth until Thursday, when it's Greg Rusedski.
  • The Link (BBC1, 2.15) Can Cruickshanks start using this as a litter tray?
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 3pm) Classic shoves.
  • Tipping Point (Watch, 3pm) Classic shoves.
  • Fifteen-to-One (C4, 3pm).
  • Hello Campers (ITV, 4pm) To the coast of Italy.
  • French Collection (C4, 4pm).
  • Rebound (ITV, 5pm) Sean Fletcher tries to beat the bleeper.
  • Come Dine with Me (C4, 5pm).
  • Ready Steady Cook (Food Network, 5pm).
  • Pointless (BBC1, 5.15) Repeats.
  • Two Tribes (BBC2, 6pm).
  • Dinner Date (ITVBe, 6pm).
  • Eggheads (BBC2, 6.30) Classic episodes. But Great British Menu is replaced by athletics.

Monday 24 August

  • Just a Minute (Radio 4, 9am) A special from the Edinburgh festival.
  • Counterpoint (Radio 4, 3pm) The third semi-final.
  • The TV That Made Me (BBC1, 3.45) And if one dose of Gyles Brandreth wasn't enough...
  • The Unbelievable Truth (Radio 4, 6.30) Lloyd Langford, Henning Wehn, Sara Pascoe, Miles Jupp.
  • University Challenge (BBC2, 8pm) Christ's College Cambridge v Kellogg College Oxford.
  • The Biggest Loser Us (UK Living, 8pm) One more heave.
  • Only Connect (BBC2, 8.30) Road Trippers v Athenians.
  • Young Free and Single (E4, 10pm).
  • Are You the One? (5*, 10pm).
  • Have I Got A Bit More 2014 News for You (BBC1, 10.35; NI 11.05, Scotland 11.35) The best bits of last year.
  • Have I Got A Bit More A Bit More Old News for You (BBC1, 11.20; NI 11.50, Scotland 12.25) David Mitchell, Susan Calman, Janet Street-Porter.
  • Dragons' Den (BBC2, 11.35; not Scotland).

Tuesday 25 August

  • Hive Minds (BBC4, 8.30).
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • The Chase With Celebrities (ITV4, 9pm) Johnny Vegas.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 10pm) Henning Wehn, Jessica Hynes, Tom Allen.
  • Taskmaster (Dave, 10pm) Little denim shorts.

Wednesday 26 August

  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC1, 8pm) Creme brulees, Spanische windtorte, cheesecake triplets.
  • America's Got Talent (TruTV, 8pm).
  • Four Rooms (More4, 9pm).
  • A Question of Sport (BBC1, 10.35) Scott Quinnell, Tino Best, Tamsin Greenway, Kevin Gallacher.
  • Tipping Point (ITV, 11.40; not STV).

Thursday 27 August

  • Guess What? (Radio 4xtra, 9am and 4pm).
  • America's Next Top Model (UK Living, 8pm) Elvis and Marilyn (Manson or Monroe?).
  • Flockstars (ITV, 8.30; also UTV Ireland) Amanda Lamb and Fazer Ndub.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Who are these people?
  • Hell's Kitchen Us (ITV2, 9pm).
  • Safeword (ITV2, 10pm) Gemma Collins and Louis Walsh.

Friday 28 August

  • Wild Things (Challenge, 6pm) The forest creatures are new to Channel 46.
  • Mastermind (BBC2, 8pm; Wales 8.40 Sat) Academy awards, King Crimson, Weimar Germany, Gerard Manley Hopkins.
  • Fifteen-to-One The Celebrity Edition (C4, 8pm) Caroline Quentin, Julian Clary, Tanni Grey-Thompson, Oh No It's Gyles Brandreth Again, Gareth Thomas, Donna Air, Rhod Gilbert, Henning Wehn, Nina Wadia, Tyger Drew-Honey, Zoe Lyons, Naga Munchetty, Louie Spence, Paul Chowdhry and Ellie Taylor.
  • Duck Quacks Don't Echo (The Satellite Channel, 8pm) Jerry Springer, Emma Bunton, Jason Byrne. Postponed to next Monday.
  • Would I Lie to You? (BBC1, 8.30) Clare Balding, Rhod Gilbert, Nick Grimshaw, Rod Delaney.
  • The Great British Bake Off An Extra Slice (BBC2, 9pm) Jo Brand eats all the cheesecake. All of it.
  • BBQ Champ (ITV, 9pm; also UTV Ireland) "Fine" dining.
  • 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown (C4, 9pm) Sara Pascoe, Josh Widdicombe, Alex Horne.
  • "Celebrity" Big Brother (C5 and TV3, 9pm) Divide and Rule, which is great news for Primary Five.

Sign language interpretation

  • Britain's Best Bakery (ITV, 3am Sat, not STV).
  • Ejector Seat (STV 2am Sun).
  • Show Me the Telly (ITV, 3am Sun, not STV).
  • The Great British Bake Off (BBC2, 2.15am Tue).
  • Don't Blow the Inheritance (ITV, 3am Wed and Thu, not STV).
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